Posted by Stolzi on December 15, 1997 at 10:23:39:
In response to Lovers' Vows, written by The Mysterious H.C. on December 14, 1997 at 20:27:47
] I don't have it on my pages because I consider it sheer unmitigated piffle, not worth the trouble of scanning in. (It doesn't even rise to the level of bad-good "trash" -- i.e. something which would be impressive within its own genre, even if that genre is generally rather narrow and unartistic.)
Yes, but I can see where it would have packed them in to a contemporary theatre; and the Mansfield Park group are right in one thing, that it supplies both tragedy and comedy.
My offer for a brief summary stands, as I do think it would help MP readers -- possibly more than the complete text would. I'll try to go about writing it today so I can take the book back to the library. Then if anyone wants to post it, like on the Literary Guide, it'll be ready.
The role of Amelia is quite astoundingly "fresh." And at that, Mrs Inchbald writes in her foreword that she had to soften it down from what she considered Kotzebue's extreme German boldness that would offend English audiences
Your humble svt,
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